The View from the top series features leading engineers and industrialists giving their personal perspectives on key engineering issues.

David PitchforthPresident of BDS Global Operations and Managing Director at Boeing Defence UK, will use a ‘view from the top’ to explore how engineering acuity is often more important than business acumen.

Drawing on his extensive experience across the automotive industry, Formula 1, defence and aerospace, he will look at why the UK has a track record of generating great ideas, but does not always exploit them commercially. 

Programme

6.00pm  Registration
6.30pm  Welcome address
  Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President, Royal Academy of Engineering 
6.45pm Lecture
  Engineering the UK's future success 
David Pitchforth, President, BDS Global Operations and Managing Director, Boeing Defence UK 
7.25pm  Question and answer session 
8.00pm Networking reception  
8.30pm  Close

Speaker

Speaker bio: David Pitchforth (86.81 KB)

Tickets

Tickets for the lecture cost £10.00 including VAT. 

Student registration is free of charge. Please contact Rebecca Baker to register for student tickets. Proof of student ID will be required on admission. 

*Please note this event is now fully booked, if you wish to be waitlisted please contact  Rebecca Baker

Cancellations

All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Tuesday 3 October 2017. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.

For more information, please contact.  Rebecca Baker